Quilling and Other Fun Paper Things
How To Make Simple Quilling Paper Flowers Daffodils and Buds

How to Make Simple Quilling Paper Flowers – Daffodils and Buds

When I decided I wanted to make a new series of quilling tutorials about simple spring flowers, it was only fitting that I would start with the Daffodil. Daffodils are the flower that my husband surprised me with on our very first date. I’m pretty sure he plucked them from his parents’ yard, but it’s been a sweet symbol for us ever since.  We also planted some in in the front garden of the house that we have lived in…

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Easter Egg Paper Craft Round Up

10 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs with Paper

When Easter time rolled around in my childhood home, it meant pulling out the coffee mugs and tiny squeeze bottles of food coloring to dye our eggs. My sister and I would start off following the recommended “recipes” to get the perfect colors, but we would always end with mixing the dye up and getting a few dark purple or brown eggs by the end.  But we always had a ball! Nowadays, Easter egg decorating has gotten much fancier and…

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Why you should start quilling

Why Quilling is the Perfect Craft

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been creative. And I’ve tried close to every type of art and craft out there. I have been known to wander down the aisles of craft stores swooning over paint, yarn and embroidery floss. But after practicing the art of quilling paper for the last 6 or so years, I have come to the realization of quite a few reasons why quilling is the perfect craft! The supplies are fairly inexpensive Compared…

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Making a Quilling Paper Shamrock with a quilling comb

How To Make A Quilling Paper Shamrock

With on of my family’s favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, coming up, I thought I’d take create a tutorial for how to make a quilling paper shamrock, but with a twist. Instead of the straight-forward clover leaves formed from teardrop coils, I went a step further to design my shamrock to be built on a quilling comb. I also decided to use two colors of green quilling paper, a pale celery green and a deeper leaf green.  The only other…

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A round-up of unique and resourceful ways to store your quilling paper, found across the web || www.thepaperycraftery.com

How to Store Quilling Paper

There are many awesome advantages to practicing the art of quilling paper. One of the best parts of practicing quilling is how little space the actual paper takes. Even so, the question of how to store quilling paper may all be a question of personal choice. I know that I am guilty of the simplest and most straight-forward way of storing my paper and that is by keeping them in the packaging that they were shipped in.   Most of…

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Tutorial for Quilling Paper Hearts

How to Make Quilling Paper Hearts : 4 Different Ways!

  If you follow me on any social networks, it is no shocking news that I’m super excited that Valentine’s Day is on it’s way. I get all mushy about love stories, romantic movies and red and pink heart decorations. Plus, the gift boxes full of chocolate aren’t anything to sneeze over. So I thought I’d write up a tutorial on how to make quilling paper hearts: 4 different ways. For the most traditional heart, all that’s needed are two strips…

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Quilling Paper Frozen Inspired Cupcakes for Home Decor

Quilling Paper Winter Snowflake Cupcakes

My house has not escaped the Frozen phenomenon. Even if we were a few years behind, my son has been obsessed with the movie Frozen for a little while now. Weirdly enough, he discovered the film during the summer, but the thought crossed my mind then how perfectly winterized cupcakes would fit in with the rest of my designs. Now that the rush of the holidays has ended, I have had a little time to be able to change up…

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finished bug insect gift tags

Love Bug Gift Tags

It’s time for the next version of The Crafty Mail! I’m so excited to be in the February box, and the theme for this month is Love Bug. How cute is that? I’m a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I love that there’s a whole day devoted to love and hearts and so I decided I would mash up both parts of the theme, love and bugs, to create some ladybug and bumblebee Love Bug Gift Tags. I tried to…

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11 ways to decorate with Paper snowflakes all winter long

Eleven Ways to Decorate With Paper Snowflakes All Winter Long

The holidays are over. The lights are unstrung, the ornaments are packed away, and all the Christmas cookies have been eaten. And my house looks a little sad. I need some winter decor and I need it fast! After a little searching, I’ve found eleven ways to decorate with paper snowflakes all winter long!  The same folded and snipped snowflakes that we all made in elementary school can be transformed into beautiful winter decorations for your home that you’ll be…

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Creative space organization art studio storage

Creative Space Organization Ideas

Real truth time. My work space is in a perpetual state of crazy. I would love to be the kind of person who can always keep her work space perfectly neat, but as my husband will tell you, I am not. No sir. I would rather have all my projects out where I can see them as I’m working, than have to clean up every day when I’m done. But saying all that, I still get a huge sense of…

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